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  • v PUGLOVER1999
    This inspired me this morning; just want to share it with you! Thinking about you, praying for you, hoping you have a positive day!

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
    _journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4891525
    3050 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/22/2012 11:33:44 AM
  • v PUGLOVER1999
    Did you reset your goals or something? Or have I just been away so long, I've forgotten things? Your page looks different but the same somehow. (Sounds like a kid's puzzle!)

    I KNOW how hard it is! When I read things other people have written I actually identify more with the morbidly obese than with anyone else. (NOT that you are obese! I mean that I think sometimes people who have to lose a lot more than I do don't understand how hard it is for me, or think that I do not understand how hard it is for them.)

    Is tomorrow (May11) the Friday you are talking about restarting? I just started (again) last Thursday. I felt like a stranger coming back ... and embarrassed and ashamed that I had gained back so much of what I had lost. However, I read and read until I found something that "got" to me (an article by Holly Little on getting rid of sugar cravings). I decided to do something she suggested, which is to put $! in a jar each day that I don't eat dessert. Then (as God would have it) I read about the 4-week sugar challenge and decided that would surely help me stick with the no dessert streak for at least 4 weeks I only lost .9 # this week, but am hapy it was DOWN and not up.

    How are YOU doing? I wondered this morning what you ate for breakfast! I am not sure of the best way for us to handle being accountable to each other, but I really am interested. Do you have any suggestions? Would you rather do it in private Spark Mail? (Or I don't mind giving you my private email address if you'd rather do it that way.

    I really want you to be successful and want to be helpful to you in your efforts.

    I read the blog, I DIDN'T KNOW I WAS UNHAPPY ..., and it touched a nerve with me. I have nothing to be unhappy about, but I admit that I'm not as happy as I SHOULD be! (That could lead to a conversation that I definitely prefer to keep private.)

    Anyway, I want to be a true friend to you and hope we can encourage (or scold or whatever is required) each other on this journey.

    How are you liking your new house?

    Catch me up with you!

    Share your food struggles with me!

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    3061 days ago
  • v PUGLOVER1999
    Brandy, COME BACK! I did! I was away for quite a while ... gaining weight all the time! I need SP! I need YOU! Please come back ...!
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    3063 days ago
  • v JENBELLE13
    Brandy! I haven't talked to you in a long time. I wanted to check in and see how things are going. I kind of fell off track over the holidays and back on SP to try again and see what happens.
    3377 days ago
  • v PUGLOVER1999
    Hi, Brandy!

    Congratulations on losing 2 pounds! emoticon

    I found 'em! emoticon

    I've had a really hard time the past few weeks sticking with the plan! I know I need to come to SP more often and I must track every bite I put in my mouth! It seems to take so much time that I think I don't have, but then ... I have to remember it's an investment in my health, etc., etc.! (I'm trying to encourage myself ... no implied messages to you!

    It's better to spend the time on SP and lose weight than it is to use the time doing other things ... e.g. eating too much!

    I'm very disappointed with myself right now. This morning I was wishing I had someone I could call and moan & groan to (and get some encouragement from) but I don't have a soul in "real life." I thought about you ... my FIRST SP FRIEND!
    emoticon There is something very special about the FIRST anything, isn't there!

    I hope you don't mind my crying on your shoulder. I just needed to get things written down and organized. It helps me be more determined to DO it. emoticon

    I'm happy for your losing 2 pounds! That really IS exciting! You can FEEL two pounds at a time! I have lost my weight so slowly that I didn't notice changes for two or three weeks at a time -- but the time did come when I noticed clothes were fitting looser and I could stand up for longer periods of time.

    There I go -- talking about myself again! I'm sorry! I feel a real need to get it out of my system this morning!

    I am truly happy for YOU! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Keep up the good work!
    3412 days ago
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